13 - 12 - 2019

Howrah-Puri Dauli Express train derails, no casualties.

Kolkata, Nov 14,2018: A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal Tuesday morning, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said in Kolkata.

No one was injured in the accident that occurred between Bhogpur and Panskura stations in Howrah-Kharagpur section of SER at 7.10 am, spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said.

The wheel of the chair car coach (B-3), positioned sixth from the engine, derailed when the Dhauli Express was travelling from Howrah to Puri, he said.

An accident relief train and senior officers of the SER rushed to the spot, which is about 67 km from Howrah.

The train will resume its onward journey towards Puri following amalgamation of coaches after detaching the affected coach, Ghosh said.

"For the convenience of passengers en route, 12703 Howrah-Secundrabad Faluknama Express will be provided all stoppages of Dhauli Express up to Khurda Road station," he said.



Bengal Will Give Shelter To All Those Who Have Been Wronged: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 1,2018: Targeting the ruling BJP at the Centre on the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Bengal does not bow before anyone and will provide shelter to all those people who have been wronged and face discrimination.

“Bengal never bows down before anyone. The ruling party at the Centre has resorted to ‘Bengali Hatao’ (chase away the Bengalis). This doesn’t happen in Bengal. Here we love Assamese, Bengalis, Biharis, refugees, backward classes, minorities, Nepalis as well as Hindi and Urdu speaking populace,” Banerjee said at a meeting during her two-day visit to north Bengal.

“If our brothers and sisters anywhere face any kind of discrimination, irrespective of the fact whether they are Bengalis or Biharis or Assamese, Bengal will love them in its own way and provide them shelter,” she said.

Talking about the situation in Assam, she said: “What is happening in Assam? In the name of identifying ‘genuine voters’ names of 40 lakh people have been omitted. Are you people getting it? People who promised so many things have left out the names of 40 lakh people. People are committing suicide.”

She accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of chasing out Bengalis from Assam and Biharis from Gujarat. Also bringing up the issue of lynching, Banerjee said: “So many Bengali labourers have been lynched. Labourers work in different states…we do not do anything of this sort.”


Youth rapes 100-year-old woman, arrested

Kolkata,Oct 25,2018: A 100-year-old woman was raped by a 20-year-old man in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Monday night. The accused has been arrested on Tuesday night by Chakdah police and was produced in a local court on Wednesday morning.

The 100-year-old lady lived alone in her village home in Gangaprasadpur under Chanduria Gram Panchayat area in Nadia district. Though she has two sons, they work outside Nadia district. The elderly woman’s relatives stayed in the neighbourhood and took care of her. She can walk and do her basic minimum work

On Monday midnight, her great grand daughter-in-law was suddenly awakened by a moaning sound and to her utter astonishment the sound could be traced from her great grandmother’s room.

Police said the elderly woman was sleeping when the accused entered her room and had suddenly raped and tortured her.

“I found Abhijit, a neighbourhood boy, raping and torturing her while great grandmother was crying in pain. The light was switched on. I immediately alerted everyone in the neighbourhood. When all other neighbours and relatives rushed to the room, Abhijit hid under her bed. We rushed her to the hospital while Abhijit was allowed to go,” the elderly woman’s great grand daughter-in-law said.

The relative also said that she had caught Abhijit red-handed as the light of the room was switched on. “Everyone was shocked at the incident but taking the old lady to the hospital was our first priority,” she said.`

The old woman, who was traumatised, was rushed to the Chakdah state general hospital, a government-run hospital. From there, she was referred to Kalyani Gandhi Memorial Hospital. She is undergoing treatment there.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, the family members filed an FIR against the accused Abhijit Biswas (20) in Chakdah Police Station.

Police said Abhijit was arrested on Tuesday night on the basis of the FIR. He has been produced in a local court today.

Police has started investigation into the matter.

Bus Accident At Berhampore, 15 Injured

Kolkata, Oct 23,2018: At least 15 passengers were left injured after two speeding buses got involved in a major accident at Berhampore-Jalangi road and state highway. Transport services were disrupted completely as a result of the accident on Tuesday morning. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital.

As per sources, two buses were inbound to Berhampore from Domkal. They started speeding and competing against each other. Meanwhile, one of the buses tried overtaking the other, when one of it rammed into a tree near the road. After ramming, it then lost control and overturned on the road. The passengers trapped inside started crying for help. Hearing the cries, the locals rushed to the rescue. They rescued the injured and rushed them to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. The police also rushed to the area.

There was a temporary disruption of traffic in the Berhampore-Jalangi road and state highway as a result of the accident. The passengers have accused the driver’s negligence behind the accident. The driver and the helper are absconding, and the police are on the look-out for them.

Fire breaks out at firecracker factory in South 24 Parganas

Kokata,Oct 8,2018:A fire broke out in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district at a firecracker factory. Around six persons were injured due to the fire, news agency ANI reported.At least three explosions were heard during the incident and three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. The injured were taken to a hospital and the police detained one employee.The owner of the factory has been detained, PTI reported. The incident occurred at Sonarpur's Gobindopur area at around 12.40 pm."This was a small factory with only a tin shed and small walls on four sides. There were some finished and unfinished firecrackers at the factory. So far, six persons were injured in the mishap. They have been sent to a nearby hospital," a fire department official said.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a police officer said adding that there was a couple of blasts from the factory which damaged a few nearby houses."We have detained the owner of the factory for questioning and trying to find out what was the cause of the fire," the officer said adding that the fire was brought under control.

(With Agency Inputs)

Woman Shot Dead In Bengal, Family Blames Trinamool's Faction Feud

kALYANI:A woman was shot dead at her home in Nadia district on Thursday by gunmen while resisting them to enter her house allegedly in search of her husband who is a Trinamool Congress (TMC) member, police said.

The family members alleged that the incident was the result of a factional feud of the TMC, Nadia Superintendent of Police Rupesh Kumar said a dispute over irrigating land was behind the killing.

Four to five men went to the home of Tahajul Seikh in Hatishala village under Chapra police station area around 2.30 pm and tried to enter the house by force.

The SP said Mr Seikh's wife, 26-year-old Marjina Bibi, tried to stop them and they gunned her down. Mr Seikh, in the meantime, fled through the back door, the SP said.

After failing to find him, the gunmen returned.

"An altercation had taken place yesterday over irrigating lands in the area and the murder is a result of that," Kumar said.

There has been no written complaint received by the police and there is no arrest, he said.

Chapra MLA Rookbanoor Rahaman said, "Tahajul was our worker. Some miscreants tried to kill him but his wife died. Politics was not the reason for the murder."

The victim's family, however, alleged that Marjina Bibi was killed because of the feud of two groups of the TMC.

 They also claimed that gunmen looted Rs. 1. 5 lakh cash and and some gold ornaments from the house after firing Marjina Bibi.